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Copenhagen
Travel Guide

Copenhagen featuring a bay or harbour

Making a visit to the capital of Denmark is like stepping into a fairy tale, as this picturesque Scandinavian city by the sea embodies Old World charm.

Copenhagen mixes a fascinating heritage with stylish modern designs. Explore the charming city with its beautiful harbors, cycling culture and great public transportation system to find out why Copenhagen is praised for its quality of life.

Copenhagen has an international airport and is also connected to all major European cities by bus, train and boat. Denmark is part of the EU, but the Danish kroner is still its currency. English is widely spoken in this multicultural capital of 600,000 people. To save money, purchase the cOPENhagen CARD and get free entry or attractive discounts on most of the major attractions, transportation, gear rental and restaurant meals.

Discover Copenhagen’s origins as a 12th-century fishing town in the City Museum and then try fresh seafood in the Nyhavn (New Harbor). The National Museum of Denmark shows how Vikings once ruled the surrounding waters. The Danish capital is on the strait between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Its northern location brings long winters, but visitors appreciate seeing the magic of the historic city draped in snow.

In summer, Copenhagen’s parks and waterfront precincts come alive and Tivoli Gardens opens its doors. This central location is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Kids will also love the Copenhagen Zoo. To see where Denmark’s royals reside, head to Amalienborg Palace. From there, walk or cycle along the waterfront to find the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale.

The Round Tower also seems to emerge straight from the children’s books of this popular Danish author and the tall structure has some dark tales of its own. Another magnificent lookout point is the corkscrew-shaped spire of the 17th-century Church of Our Saviour. From its windows it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with Copenhagen.

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Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is CA $157 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 4
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Amager Beach Park, The Blue Planet Aquarium, and Field's Shopping Centre. Copenhagen Opera House ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,345 reviews)
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Ascot Hotel
Ascot Hotel
4 out of 5
Studiestræde 61, Copenhagen
The price is CA $135 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pumpehuset, Tivoli Gardens, and Stroeget. City Hall Square and University of Copenhagen ...
4.2/5Very Good! (864 reviews)
"Beautiful, historic building in a very central location. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and the hotel main areas were very cozy and well maintained. Walkable to all the main sights. Would definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2021

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Wakeup Copenhagen Bernstorffsgade
Wakeup Copenhagen Bernstorffsgade
2 out of 5
Bernstorffsgade 35, Copenhagen
The price is CA $77 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and National Museum of Denmark. City Hall Square ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,765 reviews)
Clean and great location
"Location was really good. 2 minute walk to waterside. 5 to 10 minutes to Central Station and Tivoli.Staff helpful. Clean. Seemed quite low occupancy so social distancing was easy. Hand sanitizer at entrance. Room was compact, which I had expected from the photos but big enough for what I needed, ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2020

Wakeup Copenhagen Bernstorffsgade
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STAY Seaport
STAY Seaport
4 out of 5
Murmanskgade 15, Nordhavn, Copenhagen
Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Parken Stadium, Little Mermaid, and Faelledparken. Amalienborg Palace is 2.1 mi ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (549 reviews)
"Really nice apartments, great location and good service. Will be back."

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

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STAY Bryggen
STAY Bryggen
4 out of 5
Knud Kristensens Gade 6, Copenhagen, Sealand
Located in Amager, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Islands Brygge Harbour Baths, Tivoli Gardens, and National Museum of Denmark. Nyhavn and Copenhagen ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (161 reviews)
Simply Excellent
"I’ve been visiting STAY for many years. I love their properties and friendly team. Clean, comfortable and well located, this is the only place I want to be when I am in Copenhagen. Highly recommend STAY - you can’t go wrong choosing here."

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

STAY Bryggen
Sleepcph Hotel Apartments
Sleepcph Hotel Apartments
3.5 out of 5
23d Nyrnberggade, Copenhagen
The price is CA $104 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Amager, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Amager Beach Park, Copenhagen Opera House, and Nyhavn. Tivoli Gardens and Little Mermaid are also ...
Sleepcph Hotel Apartments
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